Week 9 Ligocki
“Hearing the impact”
This week I am finishing up the final 2 podcasts that highlight certain aspects of Myles’ story. For me, this has been one of the most enjoyable parts of this project. The sound editing can be tedious, but being able to hear the emotion in Myles' voice as he describes some of his most difficult experiences while serving in the military, is an experience all on its own.
The specific words that stuck out to me were, “I couldn’t do it,” which Myles said when describing how he dealt with losing a friend who was killed in action. There was so much defeat in his voice; so much struggle. That must have been the most difficult thing for him to tell me; maybe the most difficult thing for him to remember about his tours. The bond he had with the soldiers in his unit was one of the most prevalent aspects of his story. The idea of them losing one of their own must be earth shattering.